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Description is the verbal depiction of key visual elements in media and live productions. Also known as "audio description" or "video description," the description of media involves the interspersion of these depictions with the program's original audio. Having access to media with description is critical for students who are blind or visually impaired. While it was developed for visually impaired audiences, description has much broader appeal and use. For sighted children, it offers a promise of a new way to promote literacy and learning. This is consistent with the pattern that repeats itself throughout the history of technological development; innovations and accommodations made for people with disabilities benefit many people without disabilities. Even Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone grew out of his efforts to assist people with hearing disabilities. This video overviews the value to most learners of viewing video with captions and description. It was produced, captioned, and described by DP Captioning and Multimedia Solutions.

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Runtime: 5 minutes

An adult holds a child's hand while they run together on a concrete pad as other children look on. Caption. Never, ever make a excuse that you can't do something.
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